Senior Design Engineer

  • Specialized Bicycle Components
  • Morgan Hill, CA, USA
  • Jul 23, 2020

Job Description

Are you ready to partner with cross-functional teams to engineer meaningful and innovative products that inspire cyclists and lead the industry? Do you enjoy product design, problem solving, and coaching? Are you an expert at managing engineering projects from concept through production? Would others call you a natural at solving problems and improving processes? Do you relish making products more innovative, relevant and useful in a rider-first environment? Are you an avid cyclist and an expert bike mechanic? If you answer “yes” to these questions, we want to talk to you! We are searching for a stellar Senior Design Engineer to join our team and help us to create the greatest bikes for our riders! HOW YOU’LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE Engineering Responsibilities Be a key go-to person for technical questions for the team and be the technical expert team members want to turn to. Deliver all assigned projects to a production-ready state. One or more major projects will be assigned each year, depending on project scope. Indented responsibilities apply to assigned projects: Execute and oversee all aspects of the project from concept to production, utilizing supporting resources (R&D, design engineers, development engineers, project managers, etc.) Travel to Suppliers Worldwide to support development engineering as needed, approximately 6-8 international trips per year. Create 3D/2D on complete 1st size assembly, utilizing CAD Engineer for other sizes, when available. Create test plans, diagnose test lab failures and advise on improvements. Ability to handle own project management work (including PLM) for projects as assigned. Leadership Responsibilities: Set an example in the areas of professional conduct, work ethic, engineering process, continuous improvement, factory relations, etc. Lead engineering design & risk assessment reviews and offer critical feedback and advice to less experienced engineers. Hold product managers & project teams accountable to the Project Charter definition. Mentor & teach engineers skills in your areas of expertise, finding problems, making products better & safer while keeping an open mind to new ideas. Work with technical management team on improvement projects at factories. Will be assigned specific improvement projects to manage. For assigned projects, will work directly with the factory to achieve goals. As part of this responsibility, you may lead a team on Continuous Improvement (both SBC and supplier team members). Teach areas of technical expertise to engineers in MH needing assistance Provide feedback to engineering manager on regular basis on team dynamics, areas of improvement or unseen successes. Coach the team on use of tools such as Agile, Creo, NPI, Design Standards, CCT, FMEA, PPAP, etc. Assist in project definition (such as charter feedback) with Product Managers & key stake holders, advising of technical details and trade offs in features vs goals. WHAT YOU NEED TO WIN Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 10 years of progressively more advanced product engineering experience Two years coaching and mentoring in your areas of expertise. Fluent in CREO (Pro/e) CAD software with the ability to utilize surfacing features. Experience in using GD&T in 2D and ability to train engineers in proper dimensioning methods. Experience with PLM systems and document control. Ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment Hands on skills, including machine shop, composites, electronics &/or bike mechanic skills. Experience working with international cultures and factories and a willingness to travel Here at Specialized we believe that bikes have the power to change lives for the better. We are a culture of barrier-breakers, but we need your unique ideas and backgrounds to help us push boundaries and change the world. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who can contribute to our mission of getting people outside. Regardless of your qualifications, if you think this could be you and you're ready to make a difference, please apply! We hope that you will reach out and show us how you can make an impact here. First and foremost, we are riders. We share the core belief that bikes change lives. From product development and operations, to finance and marketing - every role at Specialized contributes to a culture of sustainable, global growth and innovation. We are always looking for passionate people to join the team who are interested in learning and growing far above the scope of the position. You’ll be challenged in many different ways and have a tremendous amount of opportunity. All with an eye towards growing people and expanding careers. You’ll be working alongside a passionate, driven team and there are some great benefits including daily lunch rides, onsite yoga classes, and all of the bagels your heart desires on Friday mornings. Come ride with us! See what we are up to on LinkedIn, Instagram, and most importantly, our #DogsofSpecialized.